Saturday, February 01, 2014

Don't get it twisted

Saturday, February 1
 (Spirit & Truth magazine)
The first woman bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion was the Rt Rev Barbara C. Harris (b. 1930)

Don’t get it twisted
Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins
Senior Minister, Sunshine Cathedral

“…Humankind was created in the divine image.” Genesis 5.1

Sometimes, we confuse being made in God’s image with God being made in ours. We imagine God as a dictator (according to our image of power); or, we imagine God as white, or male, or American, or heterosexual (or asexual with a pathological bias against gays & lesbians). We often imagine God hating all the things and people we find objectionable. But God isn’t a reflection of our socially conditioned selves; we are part of the Wholeness and Perfection that is divine. When we see ourselves in God’s image instead of imagining God constrained by human conditions, we seek “power with” rather than “power over.” When we trust our goodness, we just don’t need others to be “bad.”

Today I will try to remember to live a bit more into my divinity. 

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